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Cblogs of 01/13/2010 + Sykisms

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Recaps are a little late due to my shitty router not letting my computer onto the internet for an hour.

This is a link to Jonathan Coulton's greatest hits album on Spotify (Europe only). You're welcome. Unlike SOME ARTISTS he hasn't pulled his music from the service. Plus he's totally better than those jumped up pricks.

I also want to put an idea to you, with Dtoid officially down to just 1 podcast and the community podcasts trickled down to 1 as well (it's a little sad when Failcast is the last man standing) would anyone here be interested in a DtoidUK podcast?

Also it's totally my birthday on Monday. I'll be 21, scary thought.



* - When Niero says you're on a roll, you're on a fecking roll
* - Great article about why games are not art
* - How to use a Dtoid Google Group, like the cool sexy kids (ie: DtoidUK) use



A - Thoughts on the MMO 2.0, which is think comes pretty close to what CCP are trying to do with the EVE FPS
A - And to follow, how current MMOs can become more 'dynamic' (damn I hate that word)
A - Rock Band 2, the most beloved and critically acclaimed music game in ages is underrated. Yep.
A - 5 game design problems
M - There be deadly times ahead
S - Aniwednesday is ending Hellsing tonight
S - First in a series of articles about why we play games



C - Ygro Wok is giving away 3 NES classics as part of Goodwill Hunting



C - Are airports the last bastion of the arcade? (also see: bowling alley)
C - Nilcam is looking forward to the 26th
C - If your Wii game didn't sell, maybe it's your fault
C - Ygro also wants to know if anyone's interested in a Sega only podcast
S - Tales from just watching someone else play
S - Angra talks of a college meeting he went to



N - It's Trogday, so an episode of the abysmal Strong Bad game is free
T - A bit of a text wall here but some decent thoughts on PC kart racer Zero Gear (think a lightweight ModNation Racers)
T - Star Trek Online: Day 1
T - Damn, Agius got on the FFXIII party bus and gives us some thoughts on the game's 'Paradigm Shift' battle system
V - New No More Heroes Paradise trailer, also an incredible call
V - This guy's doing it properly now, 5 toughest 2D challenges



S - King got his Secret Santa stuff



C - Billy Mays tribute, we have an embed function on the cblogs you know
C - PARAGRAPHS DAMMIT



F - I hereby promise that the next fail-free day will be rewarded/punished with photos of me doing some male nerdcore.
F - An entry for Jim's Darksiders contest, but supreme embed fail
F - Also, Ewoks
F - A copy-pasta press release is not a blog, especially if you're quoting yourself in it

>NJ

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About Cblog Recaps

Recappers:

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Tuesday - Larx
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Thursday - NeoTurbo
Friday - Gamemaniac3434
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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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